A recent CFPB blog post endorsed part of U.S. Department of Education Secretary Cardona’s keynote address for the 2021 FSA Training Conference that issued a call to end the longstanding institutional practice of transcript withholding in order to promote equity and diversity. While the CFPB rings alarm bells in its blog post, it offers no data concerning the prevalence of this practice to explain why it finds cause for alarm.… Continue Reading
CA enacts law prohibiting postsecondary schools from withholding transcripts as debt collection tool
By John L. Culhane, Jr. on
Posted in Debt Collection, Regulatory and Enforcement
On October 4, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law Assembly Bill 1313, which prohibits postsecondary schools from withholding transcripts as a debt collection tool. The law is effective January 1, 2020.
The bill adds new Title 1.6C.7, the “Educational Debt Collection Practices Act,” to Part 4 of Division 3 of the California Civil Code. … Continue Reading